Ten Best Art Books of 2013

December 18, 2013


In following the combined force of the four authors’ previous publication After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, which featured 12 key women artists along with thoughtful revaluations of their contributions to contemporary art from the 1960s through the 2000s, this second volume is due. 

By focusing on the accomplishments of 24 international artists born in the years following 1960 (Ghada Amer, Cecily Brown, Tracy Emin, Katarzyna Kozyra, Wangechi Mutu, Mika Rottenberg, Janine Antoni, Cao Fei, Nathalie Djurberg, Pipilotti Rist, Jane and Louise Wilson, Lisa Yuskavage, Kate Gilmore, Justine Kurland, Klara Lidén, Liza Lou, Catherine Opie, Andrea Zittel, Yael Bartana, Tania Bruguera, Sharon Hayes, Teresa Margolles, Julie Mehretu, and Kara Walker), this book is an indispensible study of important art in today’s visual culture, especially in a global context, and necessarily made more visible.